Relationships, Sex & Health Education
Middleton St Mary’s Church of England Primary School aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice where everyone feels listened to, valued, loved and believed in. Our Christian values are at the heart of the school and underpin a culture that promotes honesty, learning, respect, faith and responsibility and enables our children to know that they are of immense worth and can make a valuable contribution. We want staff and children to feel a sense of pride and belonging within a warm nurturing environment where they can feel happy and safe to achieve well.
Current regulations and guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) state that from September 2020, all schools must deliver Relationships Education and Health Education to all pupils. Prior to this, we have delivered this curriculum through ‘You, Me and PSHE’ scheme of work and will continue to do this in line with the new guidance.
The RSHE curriculum will provide a vehicle to promote our school vision and values, which comply with the relevant provisions of the Equality Act 2010, under which religion or belief are amongst the protected characteristics.
We aim to:
- Create an inclusive learning environment where everyone feels safe, valued and happy and is able to achieve to the best of their ability.
- Develop respect, where everyone is valued as an individual and treated equally.
- Encourage high aspirations in order to make a positive contribution with our diverse society.
- Promote and celebrate a family ethos where everyone works as a team for the good of everyone else.
- Develop all staff to achieve their full potential through positive staff development.
- Aim for the highest standards in all aspects of school life.
- Encourage all to embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.
- To nurture each individual on their spiritual journey with God.
Our RSHE curriculum covers six main areas throughout the year from Year 1 to Year 6:
Physical health and wellbeing
Keeping safe and managing risk
Identity, society and equality
Mental health and emotional wellbeing
Careers, financial capability and economic wellbeing
Drug, alcohol and tobacco education
Sex education is taught in Year 2, 4 and 6.
We are committed to the ongoing development of RSHE in our school. We will use the following indicators to monitor and evaluate progress:
- a coordinated and consistent approach to curriculum delivery
- the content of the RSE curriculum is flexible and responsive to pupils’ differing needs e.g. through the use of pupil perception data such as the My Health My School Survey
- children receive an entitlement curriculum for Relationships Education in line with DfE national statutory guidance and local guidance
- children receive an entitlement curriculum for Sex Education in line with national and local guidance
- clearly identified learning objectives for all RSE activities and pupils’ learning are assessed using both formative and summative approaches
- opportunities for cross-curricular approaches are used where appropriate
- policy and practice are revised regularly and involves staff, governors, parents/carers and pupils
- opportunities are provided for parents/carers and members of our community to consider the purpose and nature of our RSE through parent/carer information sessions/workshops
- a variety of methods are employed to communicate the key points of the policy and curriculum to the community e.g. through the school website
Moor Flatts Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 3SW